|No-Sew Weft Tutorial :]
||[Dec. 22nd, 2006|11:27 pm]
Fake Hair is Luff
|||||"Ich Leer" The Ancient Gallery||]|
So i endeavored into the world of making no-sew weft extensions. I based my attempt off of this one, and modified it because it was aimed at making the wefts for wigs. I took lots of pictures and decided to share with everyone. :]
Hope this helps some of you out.
WARNING: PICTURE HEAVY!!
You will need some materials to start out. Scissors, tape, kitchen/bathroom caulk, ribbon, something sturdy (for example, cardboard, a book, a cutting board), gloves (if desired), and perhaps a brush if the hair gets tangled in the process. And, of course, the loose hair. I'm pretty sure this process can work on any type of loose hair.
You can buy the caulk at Home Depot, a hardware store, or anywhere like that. I got mine at the Home Depot, and the brand is DAP Qwik Seal Plus in clear. I had no allergic reactions while touching the product, nor did I have any problems with fumes. I reccommend washing your hands after you are done and before you eat anything or touch anything else because i don't think that caulk is the best thing to have around your face or to ingest. :/
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE HOUSEHOLD CAULK! Please don't blame me if you have an allergic reaction or anything. :O
Open the package of hair, lay it flat, and don't throw away the plastic wrapping around it! You'll need it for later. :]
Cut it in half at the top of the fold.
Alright! Now we have two equal halves.
Take one of the two halves and lay it down on the packing plastic and slip something hard behind it. I used a cutting board.
Next, section the hair. The size of your sections are the size the wefts will be. You can have as many as you want, and make them as thick or as thin as you want. I divided mine into four seperate wefts per half.
Spread the hair out to the desired consistency.
Tape the edges down, leaving about a half-inch to an inch exposed.
(Silly me used clear tape in the demo, but you can use any kind, it doesn't matter. I went over the tape with a sharpie so you can see it better.)
Get the caulk and squeeze it out in a line across the hair. Don't skimp, because the caulk is the only binding agent!
Using your finger (gloved or not), spread the caulk all over. Make sure to mash it down into the fiber well, filling in all the gaps.
It should look something like this when you are done:
Repeat for all sections of hair.
I suggest that not you cut the remaining rubberband on the end. Waiting to cut it now ensures more hair will get into the weft, not on your floor.
Take the whole plastic wrapping and leave it somewhere to dry. I just taped the whole thing to my wall. Let it dry for a while, seriously like an hour or two.
Once dry, pull the hair off the plastic. It should come off relatively easily. Repeat steps 4-6 for the reverse side of the weft. Let dry.
Picture of the weft just pulled up from the plastic:
Freshly applied caulk to reverse side:
Get the ribbon and measure it to fit the weft.
Cut off the loose ends of hair where the line of caulk meets the loose ends.
Squirt a small line of caulk across the weft again, and press the ribbon into place.
When everything is dried and completed, the weft should have one clear side and one side with ribbon on it.
Install the weft by putting hair adhesive on the ribbon side! Yay. The ribbon is essential because the hair glue won't stick to just the dried caulk.
(ignore the bad placement of the weft, i couldn't photograph it anywhere else!)